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    #1

    To/On/In the north

    I am wondering what's the difference between those sentences. Is every sentence correct?
    The town is to the north
    The town is on the north
    The town is in the north.
    Could somebody explain the difference to me?
    Last edited by Terminat; 02-Apr-2017 at 09:44.

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    #2

    Re: To/On/In the north

    to the north means relative to another location. For example,
    Newtown is to the north [of Oldtown.]

    in the north means relative to the area which contains it. For example,
    Newtown is in the north [of the county.]

    on the north is not correct unless followed by something. For example,
    Newtown is on the north side [of the river.]

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    #3

    Re: To/On/In the north

    Another question, if I would like to point a direction, should I say:
    Go to the north
    or
    Go towards the north

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    #4

    Re: To/On/In the north

    Go north.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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